Depeche Mode – “Heaven”

Depeche Mode, the long-running U.K. electronic rock/pop band and touchstone for many an aspiring and established outfit, is still alive and kicking.  Delta Machine, studio album #13, is slated for release on March 26th. Lead single “Heaven” was offered up in late January and the official video has garnered over 3 and ½ million views on YouTube so … [Read more...]

Cold Cave – Love Comes Close

If you’re old enough to remember the underground, new wave, synth-pop genre that emerged in the late 70s and early 80s, or if you’re any kind of indie-rock trend monger/historian and/or music enthusiast like me (which, I’d like to assume is why you’re reading this in the first place), you’d think that the music of Cold Cave (Wesley Eisold, Caralee … [Read more...]

Kill Hannah – “New York City Speed”

In terms of commercial appeal, Kill Hannah's new song "New York City Speed" reaches new levels of marketability. The song sees not only tailor mde for the latest car insurance or alcohol commercial, but also the variety of action movies and videogames that thrive on these sort of songs. The song begins wth a dance inspired synth riff, complete … [Read more...]

Depeche Mode – The Dark Progression DVD

You’ve got to have some serious chutzpah to even consider encapsulating an influential band’s 30 year career into a 95 minute documentary (an unauthorized one, no less). More audacious still, is the choice to pursue said documentary without the blessings of the band in question. When the band happens to be Depeche Mode - perhaps the most … [Read more...]

Depeche Mode – Sounds Of The Universe

Depeche Mode, now completing their third decade as the world’s finest purveyors of electronic mope rock, continue to defy the laws of pop culture. The band that would go on to influence everyone from the Crystal Method to the Killers saw their commercial peak back at the dawn of the 1990’s, when hair metal was giving way to grunge and frontman … [Read more...]

Many Birthdays – Emptiness is Forever EP

Emptiness is Forever...I had a feeling I wouldn't be into it. Thankfully, I'm not close minded enough to completely shun them off and I thought I would give them a second  chance because 1) they're from my home state of Texas and 2) they're from Austin; music capital of the world. Well, this second chance afforded me the opportunity of experiencing … [Read more...]